Deron Williams was in, Carmelo Anthony out, and both were better for it. Of course, it wouldn’t have mattered what lineup the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team used against an inexperienced and overmatched opponent.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson has confirmed that point guard Jeremy Lin will not play in the first round of the NBA playoffs. If the Knicks manage to advance, however, it is undetermined whether the 23-year-old will be able to suit up and take the floor.
J.R. Smith scored 22 points for the Knicks, who pulled away in the second half to clinch the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup against No. 2 Miami beginning Saturday.
The biggest question for Knicks fans: do you want your team to face the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat?
Although his name was mentioned by tour organizers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that James “not only won’t be part of NBA world tour but had never committed to [the] project in [the] first place.”
Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks debut drew the highest rating for a regular-season game on MSG network since Michael Jordan’s famed “double-nickel” game 16 years ago.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Knicks and Denver Nuggets have agreed on a trade that will send Carmelo Anthony to New York.
General manager Mitch Kupchak says the Los Angeles Lakers are unlikely to make any trades before next week’s deadline, even after a humiliating defeat in Cleveland before the All-Star break.
The Lakers and Nuggets have achieved some traction with recent trade discussions involving Andrew Bynum and Carmelo Anthony, two people with knowledge of the talks told CBSSports.com Tuesday.
Kobe Bryant blasted the Denver crowd by day and quieted it at night.
Carmelo Anthony missed the Denver Nuggets’ shootaround Friday morning because of what coach George Karl called a personal matter.
Kobe Bryant was concerned about the Los Angeles Lakers’ defense in their latest loss. In their recent visits to Denver, they’ve had the opposite problem.
Carmelo Anthony was hammered by J.R. Smith during a spirited 5 on 5 scrimmage at practice on Thursday. When he stepped to the line, his Denver Nuggets teammates began booing and jeering and scoffing the All-Star forward – just like the home crowd has been doing lately.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, J.R. Smith had 21 and the Denver Nuggets held off the Los Angeles Clippers 105-103 Friday night to win their sixth straight and give coach George Karl his 998th career win.
Blake Griffin, counting the days before his official NBA debut after a frustrating one-year wait, led the Clippers with 24 points and 14 rebounds in his fifth game of the preseason.